Pneumatic Structures Breathe New Life Into Brick and Mortar

Pneumatic Structures Breathe New Life Into Brick and Mortar
Design

Design collective Pneuhaus uses inflatable cells to create flexible yet rigid structures

Vandana Nagaraj
  • 16 september 2015

Pneuhaus is a design collective that uses pressure systems to create large, semi-permanent habitable structures. Their projects meld the basic principles of masonry with pneumatics, a branch of applied physics that makes use of gas or pressurized air. In Pneuhaus’ work, air replaces the mason’s stone, and netting replaces the mortar. The net provides the overall shape, while inflated cells provide the strength needed to have a standing structure.

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